NEW MEMBER INFORMATION
The Tri-Township Public Library is a member of the Lewis and Clark Library System. Tri-Township Public Library cardholders have full privileges at all Lewis and Clark Library System Public Libraries.
Residents of the Triad School District may obtain library cards. For those living within the library taxing district boundary your fee is paid through your property taxes. For those living outside the library taxing district the fee for cards is $92.50 per household per year. Persons who live outside the taxing district but own a business or property within the taxing district may obtain 1 free card per household or business (a copy of the tax bill showing ownership is required). To determine if you live in the library’s taxing district see your tax bill or enter your address at this link: http://reweb1treas.co.madison.il.us/Forms/Search.aspx.
LIBRARY RULES OF CONDUCT
- No smoking in the library building or within 25 feet of any door or window that opens.
- No eating, or drinking in the library, except for water with a lid.
- Language and behavior must be acceptable to a public place.
- The Computer Lab is a QUIET ZONE. Minimize cell phone use in the lab.
- Respect the personal space of other library users.
- Move away from other patrons when using your cell phone and keep your voice at a private level.
- Respect library materials and furniture.
- Closely supervise children in your care who are under 6 years old.
- Do not solicit services, attempt to sell items, or campaign on the premises.
About Us: The history, mission and vision of the library are expressed here.
Services: General Information about how the library operates and services available.
Kids Corner: A page with information and links just for kids.
News: Library happenings and a link to the New Holdings page which lists titles added to the collection within the past 4 weeks with links to the online catalog to request items.
Calendar: Lists events of interest to the public.
Catalog: Browse an d request items from home, also check the status of your account. To Log-in enter your last name, barcode number from the back of your library card and pin. Your pin is the last four digits of your phone number until you change it.
Databases: Links to the online databases: Log-in with your last name and card number.
Heritage Quest. Genealogy Search Tools. First Search. Articles and World Wide Search Tools for hard to find books. Thomson-Gale Databases. Books & Authors, Antiques Pricing Guides, Legal Forms, Chilton’s Auto Repair Manual, Testing & Education Reference Center, Popular Magazines, Tourism-Hospitality-Leisure, Home Improvement, Career Transitions. Reference USA. Marketing & Statistics Data.Kids Click. Hobby and Homework Search Engine for Kids. World Book Encyclopedia. Encyclopedia Britannica. Troy Times Tribune back issues. Troy Illinois Cemetery Grave List. Wilson Web. World Research Database and Tri-Township Library Permanent Electronic Books hosted by EBSCO.
OTHER LIBRARY SERVICES
The following services are available to the public:
Notary Service - The library has two staff members who are licensed notaries. Service is available most weekdays during normal library hours for a $1.00 fee. Call ahead to ensure one our notaries will be available when you come.
Public Use Computers with Internet Access and Microsoft Office capabilities –Free.
A typewriter – Free, but please bring your own paper.
A self-service black and white copier - prints are 15 cents per printed side.
Color printing and copy service - $1.00 per printed side.
Back issues of Troy, Illinois newspapers on microfilm dating back to the 1872 - Free to use, prints are 20 cents each. The back issues are also available online in a searchable format using the library computer lab. Cardholders may obtain a password to allow access from home.
Fax Service - We send and receive faxes for 50 cents a page within the U.S. An additional charge is made for faxes outside the U.S.
The Friends of the Library used book sale occurs from 9am-1pm on the first Friday and third Saturday of each month in the library community room.
There is a download station for transferring audio books and e-books to your personal player.
The Troy Genealogical and Historical Societies maintain resources downstairs. These are available on an appointment basis. If interested, ask for more information at the circulation desk.